Criminal Defence Solicitors in Cardiff

At hpjv, we understand that being accused of a crime can feel incredibly overwhelming. Thankfully our criminal defence solicitors in Cardiff are at hand to provide you with reassurance and legal support during this difficult time. Our team of solicitors have worked with a wide variety of clients, providing an excellent defence during their time of need.

Our criminal defence solicitors in Cardiff are well-versed in many criminal law issues and are always up to speed with the latest developments within this field. Our criminal team includes a wide variety of professionals, including police station representatives, solicitors, and Higher Rights advocates. We make sure to always tailor our legal advice to your specific circumstances, and whilst working with us, you will find us to be adaptable, supportive, and meticulous in our approach. We can provide support at every stage of the criminal justice process, from your arrest or interview under caution all the way through to your trial if required.

Our criminal law solicitors can advise on criminal law matters related to:

  • Homicide and other allegations of violence
  • Drug offences
  • Theft and fraud offences
  • Public order offences
  • Sexual offences
  • Motoring offences
  • Breach of anti-social behaviour injunctions
  • Non-police prosecutions, including local authority and DWP prosecutions

Why choose us?

At hpjv, we are highly skilled and experienced in managing criminal allegations, and we take great pride in our expertise in this area. Our work is officially recognised through the Law Society’s Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme. Whether you are anticipating proceedings in a Magistrates Court or Crown Court, or seeking guidance related to a past or upcoming interview with the police, DWP, Trading Standards, or any other prosecuting agency, reach out to us today. We offer a free, no-obligation, friendly consultation with one of our team members in Cardiff.

Contact our criminal law solicitors in Cardiff

To speak to a member of our professional and friendly staff, please contact our Cardiff office. We also have offices in Chepstow and Newport.

Our criminal law services


Should you be accused or are suspected of homicide or attempted homicide, including murder, manslaughter, causing death by dangerous or careless driving etc, it is essential that you speak to an experienced criminal defence solicitor as soon as possible. It is not advisable to speak to the police before doing so, as anything you say can be used against you as evidence. At hpjv, our criminal defence solicitors in Cardiff have many years of experience preparing clients in advance, using their expertise to provide an excellent defence.

Our team of criminal defence solicitors in Cardiff can assist with a variety of homicide-related legal matters including:

  • Homicide (including murder or manslaughter)
  • Attempted homicide
  • Causing death by dangerous driving

Offences of violence

If you should be accused or are suspected of an offence of violence, it is highly advisable that you consult with an experienced criminal defence solicitor as soon as possible, we also recommend not speaking to the police until you have done so. Our criminal law solicitors have the expertise required to inform you of your legal rights within this situation, whilst preparing you a robust defence should you need it.

Our criminal defence solicitors in Cardiff can provide specialist support with matters such as:

  • Assault
  • Assaulting emergency workers, including police officers
  • Assault occasioning actual bodily harm
  • Causing grievous bodily harm
  • Wounding
  • Child neglect

Drug offences

Being accused of a drug-related offence can have severe consequences and can often feel devastating. This is why it is vital that you receive specialist advice and guidance from a solicitor as quickly as possible. Our solicitors in Cardiff have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to representing clients who have been accused of various types of drug offences, whether they are attending voluntary interviews under caution or they are attending court hearings.

Our criminal law solicitors can provide guidance on but not limited to offences including:

  • Possession of drugs
  • Possession with intent to supply drugs
  • Conspiracy to supply drugs
  • Being concerned in the supply of drugs
  • Producing cannabis

Theft and fraud offences

If you have been accused of a theft or fraud offence, this can result in consequences varying from a large fine and/or time in prison. These types of allegations can also cause much wider implications regarding employment. This is a complex area of law which requires the guidance of an experienced solicitor, who will be able to help you navigate the process.

Our Cardiff criminal lawyers can advise on a number of related issues, including:

  • Serious fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Conspiracy to defraud
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Benefit fraud
  • Burglary
  • Going equipped to steal

Public order offences

Being accused of a public order offence or harassment requires urgent consultation with a criminal defence solicitor, and we do not advise that you speak with the police until doing so. Our criminal defence solicitors in Cardiff can advise on matters including:

  • Threatening Behaviour
  • Affray
  • Violent Disorder
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Malicious communications

Sexual offences

Being accused of a sexual offence can be incredibly stressful, as these crimes often carry heavy consequences as well as having the potential to ruin your reputation permanently. Our solicitors are experts in this field of law, having years of experience handling these cases with sensitivity and efficiency. We will do everything in our power to build you the defence you require.

Our criminal defence solicitors have particular expertise in offences including:

  • Rape
  • Exposure
  • Possession of indecent images
  • Child sex offences
  • Sexual assault through penetration
  • Sexual assault through touching
  • Indecent assault
  • Failure to comply with notification requirements
  • Failure to comply with Sexual Harm Prevention Orders

Motoring offences

A motoring incident has the power to affect every single aspect of an individual's life. Our daily routines, such as commuting to work, engaging in social activities, and fulfilling family responsibilities, often depend on the freedom to drive. Consequently, facing a driving ban as a result of a motoring offence can have profound consequences. You may incur significant fines or potentially face imprisonment for this kind of offence. Should you find yourself accused and/or arrested for a motoring offence, seeking specialised advice and guidance from a criminal defence solicitor is crucial.

Our solicitors for criminal law in Cardiff can advise on a wide range of motoring offence matters, including:

  • Dangerous driving
  • Careless or inconsiderate driving
  • Driving offences involving death
  • Driving under the influence of drink
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Failure to provide a specimen
  • Driving using a mobile phone

Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions

An Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction (ASBI) restricts an individual from engaging in specific activities and may take the form of either a housing-related or non-housing-related injunction. Housing-related injunctions typically handle alleged misconduct related to a person's residence, often involving disruptive behaviour directed at other residents in neighbouring homes.

Should you breach an ASBI, you should speak to a solicitor as soon as possible as this can result in imprisonment.

Our solicitors are available to assist you with all matters regarding Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Non-police prosecutions

Non-police prosecutions often cover a wide range of regulatory offences, being prosecuted by a wide range of organisations such as the RSPCA, the DWP and more. These cases tend to be complex and can result in serious consequences.

Our criminal law solicitors in Cardiff can assist with matters including:

  • Benefit fraud
  • Trading standards offences
  • Cruelty to or neglect of animals
  • Environment agency offences

Contact our criminal law solicitors in Cardiff

To speak to a member of our professional and friendly staff, please contact our Cardiff office. We also have offices in Chepstow and Newport.

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